CERT Research Director Warren Foster
Warren Foster, PhD, is the director of the important research component of CERT. Dr. Foster is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at McMaster University and on research leave at UC San Diego.
Dr. Foster’s research interests are broadly focused in women’s and infant health. Specifically, his research aims to expand understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying infertility and the pathogenesis of endometriosis.
In addition, Dr. Foster seeks to better understand the relationship between exposure to lifestyle factors (diet, cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption) and environmental toxicants on adverse effects in estrogen-regulated tissues, such as the breast, ovary, and endometrium.
Foster’s research is supported by grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Health Canada. Dr. Foster was also a recipient of a CIHR/Ontario Women’s Health Council mid-career award.
Foster serves on numerous prestigious regional, national and international committees and is a regular contributor to peer-reviewed scientific journals, with more than 250 scientific articles and presentations.